Re: Vowels and vowelharmony in Akan
|From:||Kristian Jensen <kljensen@...>|
|Date:||Monday, January 25, 1999, 13:09|
>Vowel harmony, advanced tongue root (the Fante dialect has
>rounding harmony in some verb-affixes as well)
>SET I: i e a. o u (ATR+)
>SET II: e. 3 a c o. (ATR-)
>Generally, in a word of more than one syllable, only vowels of one
>set may occur.
So the Fante dialect has a three way vowel harmony of ATR+, ATR-,
and rounding? How does this work? I have this suspicion that minor
vowels in Boreanesian has a three way vowel harmony, but I'm not
sure - perhaps because I don't understand how such a system works.